Our Family Engagement Program
"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."
This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010). Our program can increase family engagement by considering these steps:
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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) redefines high-quality professional development for elementary and secondary education. Whether you’re a brand-new or seasoned educator or parent leader, we have the evidence-based knowledge you need to get up to speed, perform at your best, and get the most out of parents. Project Appleseed provides an economical opportunity to bring Kevin Walker - our founder and a national parent leader - to your school community. Mr. Walker will help you engage families in continuous school improvement, by nurturing relationships with parents and families.